Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival

Crescent City Blues & BBQ FestivalIt’s a perfect combination of blues and barbecue at Lafayette Square. Houma guitar hero Tab Benoit, the legacy-continuing Allman-Betts Band, R&B “swing” singer Tucka, slide guitar maestro Sonny Landreth, soul belter Erica Falls, harmonica ace Johnny Sansone, guitar shredder Jonathon Boogie Long, gospel legends the Zion Harmonizers and New Orleans blues favorite Little Freddie King are just a few of the great artists who will perform at the 14th annual Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival, presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation Oct. 18-20 in Lafayette Square Park. Admission is free.

For more information visit: https://www.jazzandheritage.org/blues-fest/

What To Expect

ARTS MARKET
As always, we will host a huge arts market, with 22 of our best local and regional makers of hand-crafted artworks and home furnishings. We have carefully curated our group of arts market vendors to showcase the finest quality. To apply for a vending booth, see here. The deadline to apply is June 28.

FOOD VENDORS
Once again, we’re going overboard with a huge spread of great barbecue, representing several regional styles – with a fresh emphasis on Louisiana, since New Orleans has seen a surge in barbecue restaurants (ahem) in the time since we started this festival! And yes, it’s a barbecue festival – but we will have some options for vegetarians, vegans and those who eat gluten-free. To apply for a food vending booth, see here. The deadline to apply is June 28.

VIP EXPERIENCE PASSES
To help recoup some of our costs, we put on sale a very limited number of special VIP Experience backstage passes. These provide access to special viewing and seating areas at both stages, two complimentary bars and a deluxe indoor hospitality suite with a balcony view of Lafayette Square, air conditioning, catering and real bathrooms. The VIP Experience passes cost $250 each (plus a service charge of $13.49), and are good for the entire weekend. We do not sell single-day passes. The passes are not transferrable (from one person to another) and all sales are final (no refunds). To purchase VIP Experience passes, click here.